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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,096 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Demetri Martin Narrator: Demetri Martin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781609419950
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From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book.

Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep listeners in stitches from beginning to end. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book embodies the essence of Demetri’s comedy to perfection, which is a good thing since he wrote it. Silly but incredibly smart, it’s exactly what puts me in awe of his work.”

    Will Ferrell

  • “Showcases a dry wit that recalls early Woody Allen…Martin can add another line to his résumé: literary funnyman.”

    New York Post

  • “If you like random, short-attention-span riffs built on pithy comic premises, Martin’s your man. If you delight in writing that deconstructs comedy even while constructing it, his self-aware style will appeal…Martin’s absurdist wit has become distinctly his own, bearing fresh fruit even as the taproot stretches back decades.”

    Washington Post

  • “Throughout, Martin jokes in many guises, silly one moment, barbed the next, and he achieves a satirical brilliance that moves easily among surprising topics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wryly captivating…Martin always remains surprising, sharp, entertaining, and enthralling.”

    Booklist

  • “Displays an enthusiasm for finding literate jokes wherever he can find them…Martin has energy to burn when it comes to mining linguistic absurdities for laughs.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 2/17/2014

    " Another great one by David Wong. Only wish there was one more for me to read. Loved this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/13/2014

    " Enjoyed the first book in the series, but LOVED this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 writegeist | 2/12/2014

    " Okay, it wasn't as much fun as John Dies at the End, but it still was pretty amazing, especially the last 75 pages. The real joy of the first book was the interaction between John and David. While this isn't as consistent through this book, Wong creates a truly scary story. He has a deft hand with the whole horror genre and does a great job with building tension with his action sequences. A more mature story, however, I enjoyed the "blog" qualities that were a part of the first book and are missing from this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josephine | 1/29/2014

    " This might have made more sense if I'd read the first book, John Dies at the End...well...first, but I could at least follow the plot. Overall, I'd say that it read like the novelization of a mashup of all the zombie apocalypse and government conspiracy movies out there. Which could be a very very good or appallingly bad thing, depending on whether you like those kinds of movies or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/28/2014

    " I don't read these genres at all but there is just something to be said about the narrator. David is a bit refreshing as far as narrators go, he isn't beautiful, popular, a self-insert, or some sort of genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fernando Pombeiro | 1/12/2014

    " Good sequel to an extraordinarily good book for a first time novelist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/8/2014

    " Awesome sequel to John Dies at the End. Can't wait for the final book in this series :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/3/2014

    " I highly recommend this book & it's predecessor, John Dies At the End. I guess they'd qualify as horror-y, scary-ish books, but I don't like scary stuff and they were fine with me. Often quite creepy, but also laugh-out-loud funny. Definitely good books for guys, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara | 12/29/2013

    " I don't read books about Zombies and this isn't one even though they call the invisible spiders "zombies". An apocalyptic thrill with LOTS of laughs. This is the second in a series, but I read this one first and it worked as a stand alone. Have fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 12/25/2013

    " Smart, hilarious, thrilling, creepy, and surprisingly poignant. One of the best books of 2012 by far! All praise to David Wong, expert humorist and by far one of my favorite writers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 María Sánchez | 12/24/2013

    " I loved it too XD "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauri | 12/8/2013

    " Loved it as much as the last one. Maybe a little more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 11/28/2013

    " Loved it!!! I laughed. I cringed. I was entertained! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dedrah Tullison | 9/14/2013

    " too many black slurs but it was a good book aside from that "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andreza | 7/30/2013

    " I laughed, I cringed, I rolled my eyes and even felt like checking under the bed for "spiders" a couple of times. Fun =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marek Herman | 6/3/2013

    " The best comic novel I've read in years (or ever). :-) I can't recommend the movie though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/12/2013

    " I seriously enjoyed this book ! It was witty , well written and a real page turner. The only bad thing about this book is that it ended ! Ahhh. But i enjoyed every minute of it while it lasted. A zombie apocalypse and giant spiders in one book, what more could you want ? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 5/9/2013

    " I really liked John Dies at the End, but this sequel just wasn't as good. It was too long, with not nearly as many exciting/interesting parts as the first book. I'd say a big portion of the story was just the three main characters splitting up, then trying to find each other again. [Yawn.] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison Keller | 6/19/2012

    " Not as good as his first book, this is still a solid entry into the continuing adventures of John and Dave from "John Dies at the End." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Macchiusi | 5/21/2012

    " A very good read. Funny, scary, and mind-bending. Wong does a great job of telling a great story while challenging traditional conventions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Q | 3/7/2012

    " I laughed, I got choked up, I went "...". Not as a good as John Dies At the End but still highly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gausie | 1/23/2012

    " Good. Not as good as JDATE, somewhat rushed in places. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Moon | 12/1/2011

    " Not as good as its predecessor but a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cliff Lewis | 8/3/2011

    " Great book, still hilarious like John Dies At The End, but a bit more mature also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billy Cook | 7/15/2011

    " Not as good as "John Dies at the End," but still loaded with dark humor and horror. "

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About the Author
Author Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity doing stand-up comedy. He was a writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, a regular performer on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and starred in his own television series, Important Things with Demetri Martin. Martin has appeared in many films including Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. His books, This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This were both New York Times bestsellers.